Greenberg Receives Contract Extension

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The
Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has approved an extension to the contract of
men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg through the 2012-13 season. Greenberg’s
old contract would have originally expired following 2010-11. Greenberg, whose
team hosts Duke on Thursday night, has also received a salary increase.

The deal was actually signed last fall, but the Board of Visitors had to
approve it. Greenberg’s compensation last season was $623,281, and that has increased
this year to $750,002. That number will continue to rise. He’ll receive a 5%
increase in base salary each year. This year his base salary is $192,070. He
also makes $541,432 for Hokie Club appearances, radio and television appearances
and speaking engagements. Finally, Greenberg receives $16,500 for a courtesy car
and country club membership.

Next season (2008-09), his total package increases to $799,850, and the next
year (2009-10) it will go up to $849,689. The salary for the final three years
of the contract has yet to be negotiated.

Greenberg is 78-63 in his 4+ seasons as Virginia Tech’s head coach. He has a
long list of accomplishments in his first four years in Blacksburg.

  • Coached Tech’s first and only 1st Team All-Big East Player, Bryant
    Matthews
  • Led Tech to their first and only Big East Tournament, and won in the First
    Round
  • 2004-05 ACC Coach of the Year
  • 2005 NIT Second Round Appearance
  • Coached Tech’s first 1st Team All-ACC Player, Zabian Dowdell
  • 2007 NCAA tournament Second Round Appearance, first appearance in 11 years
    for VT
  • A winning record in three of four seasons
  • An ACC Tournament first round bye in two of three seasons
  • 3-0 against UNC and Duke in 2007, including wins at Cameron Indoor Stadium
    and the Dean Dome
  • Signed the highest-rated recruiting class in school history, the 2007
    class (Jeff Allen, Malcolm Delaney, Dorenzo Hudson, etc.)

When Greenberg first arrived at Tech, the program was a bottom feeder in the
Big East. Fan support was non-existent, the Hokies had never made a Big East
Tournament, and they had just one winning record in the previous seven seasons.

Nyarko Drafted Seventh

Hokiesports.com press release: Former Virginia Tech forward and 2007 MAC
Hermann Trophy runner-up Patrick Nyarko was selected seventh in Major League
Soccer’s SuperDraft 2008 on Friday afternoon. The Kumasi, Ghana native will join
the Chicago Fire.

Nyarko led the way for Tech in its most successful postseason run in school
history. He scored the only goal of the game to lead the Hokies to a 1-0 NCAA
quarterfinal win at No. 1 UConn en route to their first-ever College Cup
appearance. He also tallied the game-winning goal in Tech’s 1-0 third-round win
over Old Dominion and dished out two assists in a 3-2 second-round win versus
California.

He ended his Tech career in the top four in each of the major offensive
categories after playing only 57 collegiate matches: third place with 24
assists, tied for third on the goals list with 31, and fourth with 86 points.

Nyarko becomes the second Hokie to ever be drafted by MLS, following current
Tech assistant coach Chase Harrison, who was taken in the third round of the
2006 supplemental draft with the 26th pick by Real Salt Lake.

Chicken Hill to be Partially Paved

By
the time the 2008 football season comes around, part of Lot 5 — known as
“Chicken Hill” — will be partially paved. The Chicken Hill Lot is
located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Southgate Rd and Tech
Center Dr. Click the graphic to the right to see what area of the lot will be
paved.

The remainder of the lot, which extends to the southeast (right and down in
relation to the graphic) will not be paved.

This lot is currently unpaved and used for construction and football parking.
When completed, the lot will accommodate approximately 475 vehicles. The Chicken
Hill Lot will include a sidewalk along Tech Center Drive. Construction on this
lot is scheduled to start in spring 2008, with completion in August 2008.

For more information, see the Virginia
Tech Transportation and Parking update from Fall 2007
.

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